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May 30, 2017

Members of NJ Delegation Call for Trump Admin to Fund Gateway Project

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. signed a New Jersey congressional delegation letter, led by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging her to continue federal funding for the Gateway Project, despite the Trump Administration’s budget that calls for zeroing-out the transit New Starts program, the primary funding source to build new Hudson River rail tunnels and upgrade the Northeast Corridor.

May 26, 2017

Payne Urges Christie, NJ Transit, NJDOT to Reconsider Plan to Reroute Midtown Direct Service During Penn Station Repairs

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Transportation Commissioner and NJ Transit Board Chair Richard Hammer, and NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro, urging them to reconsider their plan to reroute Midtown Direct service during Amtrak’s New York Penn Station track work this summer.

May 26, 2017

Payne, Jr. Announces $3.7 Million in Upward Bound Grants for New Jersey Schools

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced the awarding of $3,662,085 in Fiscal Year 2017 grant funding to New Jersey institutions of higher education through the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound Program for pre-college education programs for disadvantage students.

May 25, 2017

NJ House Reps Laud $10M for NJ Transit to Install Positive Train Control

All twelve New Jersey U.S. House Representatives lauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s $10 million grant to New Jersey Transit (NJT) to advance its implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) along its rail lines.

May 16, 2017

Payne, Jr.: Jennifer Martinez of Jersey City Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that Jennifer Martinez of Jersey City Arts High School has been named the overall winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

May 15, 2017

Payne, Thompson, Watson Coleman Inquire on Newark CBP Hazing & Sexual Assault Allegations

Today, Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), sent a letter to the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding media reports revealing allegations of longtime sexual assault and crude hazing by CBP Officers at Newark Liberty International Airport.

May 15, 2017

Payne, Jr. Visits Century-Old Portal Bridge, Highlights Need for Robust Federal Infrastructure Investment

Today, as part of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined Amtrak representatives for a Portal Bridge site tour and a briefing about the condition of the bridge and the larger Gateway Program for rail infrastructure improvements along the Northeast Corridor.

Mar 28, 2017

Payne, Jr. Priorities Included in Congressional Black Caucus Policy Agenda Delivered to President

Last week, ahead of their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus presented the president with a 130-page policy document titled, “We Have a Lot to Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the 21st Century.” Included in the document are a number of Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.’s (NJ-10) priorities on gun safety reform, testing for lead contamination, colorectal cancer detection, and childhood education.

Feb 15, 2017

Payne, Jr. Presents Carolyn Thompson-Wallace of Newark with Legacy Achievement Award

Today, at The Corps Network’s 2017 awards breakfast in Washington, D.C., Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) presented the Legacy Achievement Award to Carolyn Thompson-Wallace, co-founder of the International Youth Organization in Newark.

Jan 30, 2017

Payne, Menendez, Pascrell & Fire Safety Advocates Announce Bill Protecting College Students

Seventeen years after a deadly fire, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), and fire safety advocates announced a new introduction of the Campus Fire Safety Education Act, which would create a new competitive Campus Fire Safety Education Grant Program at institutions of higher education.

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